Happy New Year!

Last month we released a new version of our Pandora app for iOS that included a top-requested new product feature from our listeners: an Alarm Clock.  The response from listeners using the new Alarm Clock has been overwhelmingly positive and today I’m thrilled to share that we’re releasing version 5.1 for Android that will now allow listeners on Android smartphones to wake up to their favorite Pandora music as well.

Just like the one we built for iOS, the Alarm Clock for Android includes key features like the ability to easily snooze.  When the alarm goes off, your music will begin to play with album art scrolling in the background. At this point, you can choose to keep listening to your music simply by tapping the song title or artist name on your phone screen, snooze or turn off the alarm. There are also a few notable features that are unique to the Alarm Clock for Android, including the ability to customize how often your alarm repeats throughout the week. Since you don’t have to keep the Pandora app running in the foreground in order for the alarm to play music when it fires, the Alarm Clock for Android is easier than ever to use.

For those of you that are a slave to your snooze button, you can set the snooze option for 5, 10, 15 or 20 minute increments. When this option is activated, your music will pause and the amount of time remaining will be displayed along with a progress bar counting down how many minutes you have left before the alarm will go off again. If you enjoy falling asleep to the sounds of your favorite Pandora tunes, we have you covered; the Alarm Clock for Android was built to also work in conjunction with the Sleep Timer.

0.Drawer 1.Alarm 2.Snooze 3.Settings

We’re excited to kick-off 2014 with this new feature for all of our Android listeners and as always, we’re just getting started. As we work to fulfill our mission to completely reinvent radio, we are constantly thinking of new ways to seamlessly deliver the best personalized radio experience in every possible listening environment. So stay tuned for more product enhancements and updates on all of our platforms throughout the coming year.

We wish you happy snoozing…and waking up to Pandora!

Comments

  1. Maria Rubio
    January 03, 2014 at 10:57am
    Love Pandora music
    Reply
  2. Susan Litle
    January 03, 2014 at 10:57am
    This is great. Ty
    Reply
  3. Rachel Avilla
    January 03, 2014 at 11:07am
    Pandora radio alarm clock the is a great idea. Can't wait to try it especially because the android phones were included. What more could you want than to wake up to your favorite music .
    Reply
  4. jose hernandez
    January 03, 2014 at 11:30am
    Good thing
    Reply
  5. Michael Hill
    January 03, 2014 at 11:41am
    This is cool...
    Reply
  6. Dlynn
    January 03, 2014 at 11:42am
    YES...THANK YOU..NOW I WILL SUBSCRIBE!
    Reply
  7. Mari Gomez
    January 03, 2014 at 11:47am
    Looking forward to this new application.
    Reply
  8. Shawn
    January 03, 2014 at 11:48am
    This is awesome. Now... Would you please add support for multiple alarms as I don't awake at the same time on weekends as I do weekdays and I'd love to just set it once. Can it be done?
    Reply
  9. azeroth2b
    January 03, 2014 at 11:48am
    This is so awesome! Can you add support for multiple alarms? I wake at different times on the weekend vs weekdays.
    Reply
  10. Jorge
    January 03, 2014 at 11:51am
    Es bueno contar con una estación así! !!!!!! Se las recomiendo
    Reply
  11. Keith Russell
    January 03, 2014 at 5:04pm
    So this isn't a new version for "Android", just for Android phones, and tablet users will continue to get a glorified webapp that *lost* features in the last major release. Thanks a bunch.
    Reply
  12. Jason
    January 03, 2014 at 5:16pm
    Thanks but where's the Play Store link?
    Reply
    1. PandoraSupport
      January 06, 2014 at 9:48am
      Hey Jason, please email our Support Team if you still need help. http://pdora.co/writeus. -Alyssa
      Reply
  13. Camon Fleming
    January 03, 2014 at 5:28pm
    Thank you! Been waiting forever for this!
    Reply
  14. John
    January 03, 2014 at 6:37pm
    What about iPad users now?
    Reply
  15. Mark Cloninger
    January 03, 2014 at 8:18pm
    How do I get this new version of Pandora? Please send me more info!
    Reply
    1. PandoraSupport
      January 06, 2014 at 9:41am
      Hi Mark, you'll need to update the app on your mobile device.
      Reply
  16. Caroline Frampton
    January 03, 2014 at 8:22pm
    this is a great idea
    Reply
  17. Ron
    January 03, 2014 at 9:42pm
    Thanks Mike. Great job Pandora!
    Reply
  18. hue tang
    January 03, 2014 at 9:51pm
    alarm and sleep timer functions not available for tablets. why?
    Reply
  19. SD
    January 03, 2014 at 10:37pm
    Do not see this option on my Android tablet. Please add this capability to the tablet version as well. Thanks
    Reply
  20. Reginas Minick
    January 04, 2014 at 6:27am
    Very happy about this new feature i really like the large numbers for the clock.
    Reply
  21. Manuel Gomez
    January 04, 2014 at 6:41am
    Pandora is the best place to listen to your favorite music is the best, I'm so happy that this year they have this feature available thank you Pandora.
    Reply
  22. Alyssa
    January 04, 2014 at 8:31am
    Does it work on tablets? I can't figure it out.
    Reply
  23. Don
    January 04, 2014 at 12:48pm
    This is awesome, now if only you set an option where you can set different wakeup times for different days of the week. Example: 5am Monday - Thursday 6am Friday 9am Saturday - Sunday
    Reply
  24. Cruz Crispin
    January 04, 2014 at 7:02pm
    That is freaking AWESOME! :)
    Reply
  25. danyelle arnold
    January 05, 2014 at 10:06am
    Like this new thing
    Reply
  26. PandoraSupport
    January 06, 2014 at 9:43am
    @Shawn @AZEROTH2B @Don Thanks for your feedback. We'll pass it along. -Alyssa
    Reply
  27. PandoraSupport
    January 06, 2014 at 9:46am
    @Keith @Hue Tang @SD @Alyssa At this time, the Pandora alarm clock feature is only available on the Android mobile device. We'll let our team know you'd like feature parity on your Android tablets. -Alyssa
    Reply
    1. Keith Russell
      January 06, 2014 at 10:10am
      With all due respect, this is exactly what we heard when the sleep timer was removed from tablets, and instead of fixing that, your developers went ahead with more nonsensically phone-only features.
      Reply
  28. Dave
    January 11, 2014 at 9:42am
    For the past week every time i run pandora on my phone i get the "wake up with pandora" splash screen. I have to click continue to pandora. How do i get the splash screen to stop? This is infuriating! I am getting close to canceling my account!
    Reply
    1. PandoraSupport
      January 15, 2014 at 8:26am
      @Dave Please try this: http://bit.ly/androidpandora. Should the problem persist, email Support at http://pdora.co/writeus. -Alyssa
      Reply
      1. Ryan
        February 13, 2014 at 1:25am
        Does this mean the splash screen popping up at every launch is not the intended behavior? I would be relieved to hear as much.
  29. Floyd Johnson
    January 12, 2014 at 8:46am
    Just updated on my Nook - but not available. Installed as expected on my Kindle Fire.
    Reply
  30. peter
    January 15, 2014 at 5:40am
    Was excited and went to subscribe, then noticed my tablet is still missing the alarm function.. :(
    Reply
  31. PandoraSupport
    January 15, 2014 at 8:49am
    @Floyd @Peter At this time the alarm clock feature is only available on mobile. Thanks for your patience. -Alyssa
    Reply
  32. Jeff Lenhard
    January 15, 2014 at 2:20pm
    Is there a decent docking station / alarm clock that works well with this? I prefer to press large, mashable snooze buttons.
    Reply
    1. Keith Russell
      January 17, 2014 at 5:32pm
      You want larger buttons? A tablet would be great for that-- oh. Wait. Pandora isn't adding features to the tablet app anymore.
      Reply
  33. pshobo
    January 16, 2014 at 10:48pm
    Disappointed to see that the option was not listed in installation of the latest version. I was greeted by the screen advertising it but am not seeing the option on the menu. Help please? I have a Galaxy S III on 4.3
    Reply
    1. PandoraSupport
      January 22, 2014 at 10:10am
      @Pshobo Find out how to use the alarm feature here: http://help.pandora.com/customer/portal/articles/1405670. -Alyssa
      Reply
  34. cody
    January 17, 2014 at 2:23am
    My stations wont play how do i update my pandora
    Reply
    1. PandoraSupport
      January 22, 2014 at 8:46am
      @Cody Shoot an email to our Listener Advocates. They can help you out: http://pdora.co/writeus. -Alyssa
      Reply
  35. Sarah
    February 06, 2014 at 3:22am
    The alarm clock worked fantastically for me for about two weeks, and now it's not working at all. It seemed to bug out when I switched the station it was on for the alarm. I've switched it back now, but it still isn't working.
    Reply
    1. PandoraSupport
      February 06, 2014 at 9:13am
      @Sarah Sorry to hear you're having trouble. Get in touch with our Listener Support Team: http://pdora.co/writeus -Alyssa
      Reply
  36. PandoraSupport
    February 13, 2014 at 11:14am
    @Ryan That is correct. If you follow those steps, it shouldn't continue to pop up every time. -Alyssa
    Reply
  37. Brandon
    February 24, 2014 at 8:05pm
    Ridiculous that this is not supported for tablets! The app on my tablet is worse than if I were to go on pandora.com to listen to my stations!
    Reply
    1. PandoraSupport
      February 25, 2014 at 9:45am
      @Brandon We're working on feature parity across all devices. Stay tuned for an update. -Alyssa
      Reply
  38. jay jay
    February 25, 2014 at 9:54pm
    Ahhhhhh it doesn't work for tablets boo haha but it is pretty cool
    Reply
  39. lagerratrobe
    February 25, 2014 at 11:27pm
    Irked at not having the alarm function on tablet version. Also dislike the split screen view with small album art and always visible channel selection list. Could not care less about social media tie-ins, let me control functionality and appearance.
    Reply
    1. PandoraSupport
      February 26, 2014 at 10:33am
      @Lagerratrobe Thanks for your feedback. We are working on an alarm function for the tablet. Stay tuned! -Alyssa
      Reply
  40. Draven
    March 07, 2014 at 1:21am
    Where do I get it
    Reply
    1. PandoraSupport
      March 07, 2014 at 1:56pm
      @Draven Check for an app update. If you continue to have trouble, email our Support Team: http://pdora.co/writeus. -Alyssa
      Reply
  41. Draven
    March 07, 2014 at 1:23am
    How!!!!! HOW!!!!!
    Reply
  42. breanna
    September 30, 2014 at 5:16am
    I've been using pandora alarm for a long time and always used the snooze and it worked great. Recently, I don't know what happened but it won't let me hit snooze. When it goes off it takes me to playstore and then to pandora app. I've tried turning it off and back on, I tried deleting and reinstalling the app, nothing works. I know this is really old but it's the only thing i found on Google that i could ask a question so hopefully someone sees it.
    Reply
    1. PandoraSupport
      September 30, 2014 at 9:15am
      Hi Breanna -- Please email our support team directly about this: http://pdora.co/writeus. -Kim
      Reply

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